Ancient Coinage of Pontos, Trapezus

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CIVIC AND SEMI-AUTONOMOUS COINAGE
Jameson 2545Trapezus, Pontus, AR trihemiobol, 4th century BC, 1.5 g. Bearded male head left. / TΡA, table, IT (?) below. Jameson 2545; RecGen 3 var ("M" below); SNG von Aulock 6783 (diobol).TextImage
TRAJAN
RecGen 4Trajan, AE32 of Trapezus, Pontus. AD 98-117. 16.15 g. AYTO KAIC NEΡ TΡAIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIωN ETOYC N, draped bust of Mithras right, wearing Phrygian cap. RecGen 4; Paris 452; Wojan 1-3; Arslan (1992) 27; BMC G730; RPC III 2929.TextImage
LUCIUS VERUS
RecGen 11lucius Verus, AE of Trapezus, Pontus. 16.84 g. AD 161-169. Dated year 98, AD 161-162. AYTOKΡATωΡ OYHΡOC CEBACT, bare head right. / TΡAΠEZOYNIωN ETOYC HΓ, radiate and draped bust of Mithras right, wearing Phrygian cap, forepart of horse to right. RecGen 11; Wojan 19; ANS 1944-100-41444.TextImage
RecGen 12Lucius Verus, AE of Trapezus, Pontus. 11.54 g. AD 161-169. AYTOKΡATωΡ OYHΡOC CEBAC, bare head right. / TΡAΠEZOYNIωN ETOYC HZ, radiate and draped bust of Mithras right, wearing Phrygian cap. RecGen 12; Wojan 23-24; Dusseldorf 4249; SNG Righetti 589.TextImage
COMMODUS
RecGen 14Commodus, AE29 of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated local year 120, AD 183-184. 13.5 g. AYT K M AYΡ KOM ANT CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN ET ΠK (or ΠKE), radiate, draped bust of Mithras right, wearing Phrygian cap, forepart of horse to right. RecGen 14; Paris 455-456; Wojan 29-32; Grand Duc Michaelovic 1395; Istanbul 4121; SNG Hunter 164.TextImage
SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
Naville 16, 291Septimius Severus, AE31 of Trapezus, Pontus. 16.82 g. Local year 141, AD 204-205. AY K CEΠTIM.., laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIωN ET AMΠ, Tyche seated right, holding cornucopiae. Naville 16, 291; Burstein 542 var (with KAI).TextImage
RecGen 16Septimius Severus, AE32 of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated local year 131, AD 198-199. 20.74 g. AYTO KAI Λ CEΠ CEYH CEΠT CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIωN ETOYC AΛΡ around and below, Mithras on horseback riding right, tree to left, altar to right. RecGen 16; Wojan 33-34.TextImage
CARACALLA
Arslan 31Caracalla, AE50 medallion, Trapezus, Pontos. AD 198-217. 52.39 g. AYT KAI M AYΡ ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN, Mithras on horseback right, tree behind, altar and column with raven before. Date ET ΠNΓ below. Arslan 31 in Belleten 72 (this coin); Peus 392, 4574.TextImage
RecGen 21 corrCaracalla AE28 of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated local year 135. 16.62 g. [AYT K] M AYΡ ANT[ωNEINOC CEB], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / [TΡAΠEZO]YNTIωN ETOYC around, ELΡ below, draped bust of Mithras right, wearing radiate Phrygian cap, beside forepart of horse right. RecGen 21 corr (date); Wojan 41-42.TextImage
Remy 46Caracalla, AE27 of Trapezus, Pontus, 52.39 g, dated local year 153, AD 216-217. 11.05 g. AYT KA M AY ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate head bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN, ET ΡNΓ (NΓ ligate), Mithras on horseback riding right, altar to right (no tree). Rémy 46-47. Wojan - (bust type); RecGen 20 var (ditto); BMC 1897-1-4-9 var (with AYR in obv. legend); Arslan (rev. type).TextImage
Wojan 47Caracalla, AE27 of Trapezus, Pontus, 52.39 g, dated local year 153, AD 216-217. 14.12 g. AYT KA M AY ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIWN, ET ΡNΓ, Mithras on horseback riding right, altar to right. type Wojan 47; RecGen 20 var; BMC 1897-1-4-9 var (with AYΡ in obv. legend).TextImage
Wojan 50aCaracalla, AE27 of Trapezus, Pontus, 52.39 g, dated local year 153, AD 216-217. 11.05 g. AYT KA M AY ANTΩNEINOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN, ET ΡNΓ, Mithras on horseback riding right, tree behind, altar and column surmounted by a raven to right. Wojan 50a; Paris 1397; RecGen 20bis; Burstein 537; Arslan 32 in Bulleten Vol. 72.TextImage
ELAGABALUS
RecGen 30Elagabalus, AE of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated year 158, AD 221-222. AY K M AY ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN around, date ET ΠNH (NH ligate) below, Mithras on horseback riding right, altar to right. RecGen 30; Wojan -.TextImage
SEVERUS ALEXANDER
RecGen 34Severus Alexander AE29 of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated local year 162, AD 225-226. 10.74 g. AYT K CEOY AΛEΞANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIωN, ET ΠΞB, Mithras, wearing Phrygian cap, on horseback riding right, tree behind, small altar to right. RecGen 34; Wojan 80; RPC VI 6629 (this coin); SNG Cop 227.TextImage
RecGen 36Severus Alexander AE30 of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated local year 163, AD 226-227. 12.39 g. AYT K CEOY AΛEΞANΔΡOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIN E ΡXΓ, Dionysos, naked but for chlamys draped over arms, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos, panther at foot left. (The Γ in the date resembles a B). RecGen 36 corr.; Kurth Dionysos 233; Bernhart 104; Imhoof 1 in ZFN 1897; Lindgren I 53; SNG France VII, 1954.TextImage
RecGen 38 varSeverus Alexander AE29 of Trapezus, Pontos. Dated year 163, AD 226-227. 8.90 g. AY K CEOY AΛEΞANΔΡOC, laureate head right. / TΡAΠEZUYNTIΩN E ΡΞΓ (lettering somewhat barbaric), Tyche standing left, polos on head, holding rudder and cornucopiae. RecGen 38 var. (obv. legend and bust type); Arslan 55 var (ditto); Wojan -.TextImage
ORBIANA
Naville 20, 236Orbiana, AE28 of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated local year 163, AD 226-227. 12.42g. OΡB CAΛOY OΡBIANHN AYΓ, draped bust right, wearing stephane. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN E ΡΞΓ, Mithras on horseback right, small altar to right. Var of Wojan 107 (has tree behind); RecGen 40-41 var (has tree and column); Arslan 57 var (has tree); Paris M4698 var (ditto); France 464 var (ditto). Naville 20, 236.TextImage
RecGen 41Orbiana, AE29 of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated local year 163, AD 226-227. 12.37 g. OΡB CAΛOY OΡBIANHN AYΓ-O-Y, draped bust right, wearing stephane. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN E ΡΞΓ, Mithras on horseback right, tree behind, small altar to right. RecGen 41; Wojan 107 (this coin).TextImage
Wojan 108Orbiana, AE29 of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated local year 163, AD 226-227. 10.8 g. OΡB CAΛOY OΡBIANH AYΓ-O, diademed and draped bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIωN ET ΡΞΓ, Serapis standing front, looking left, holding sceptre and raising right hand. Wojan 108; Grand Duc Michaelovic 1413; RecGen 41 var (obv. legend); Paris 465 (ditto); RPC 6639.TextImage
GORDIAN III
ANS 41449Gordian III AE30 of Trapezus, Pontos. AD 238-239. AV K M AN ΓOΡΔIA(NOC CEB ), laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / TΡAΠEZOVNTIΩN ET ΠOE, Serapis standing facing, head left, right hand raised, holding staff in left hand, star in upper right field. Rec Gen -; SNG France VII -. ANS 1944.100.41449. TextImage
RecGen 45Gordian III, AE29 of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated local year 175, AD 238-239. 27.12 g. AY K M AN ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN, ET POE, Mithras on horseback riding right, tree behind, altar to right, star in upper right field. RecGen 45; Wojan 125-127; Grand Duc Michaelovic 1408.TextImage
Rec Gen 46Gordian III AE 28mm of Pontus, Trapezus. AV K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / TΡAΠEZONTIΩN ET ΠOE, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, star to right. RecGen 46; SNG France VII 1964.TextImage
RecGen 48Gordian III, AE32 of Trapezus, Pontos. AD 238-244. Dated local year 180. AD 243-244. AY K M AN ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN (Z retrograde) around, date ET-ΠΡ across fields, veiled and draped bust Tyche right, wearing mural crown. RecGen 48; Falghera 2107; SNG Leypold 66; SNG Stancomb 1051; Paris 467; Righetti III 280.TextImage
RecGen 51Gordian III, AE32 of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated local year 180, AD 243-244. 14.44 g. AY K M AN ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIωN around (Z and N retrograde), date ET ΠΡ below, Dionysos, naked but for chlamys over shoulders, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RecGen 51; Righetti III 281; Paris 468; Amasya 1399; Grand Duc Michaelovic 1410; Wojan 135 ("Zeus").TextImage
TRANQUILLINA
RecGen 53ATranquillina, AE30 of Trapezus, Pontus. AD 242-243. Dated local year 179, AD 242-243. 19.49 g. CAB TΡANKYΛINAC CEB, draped bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN ET ΡOΘ, Mithras, wearing Phrygian cap, on horseback riding right, altar and tree before. Star in upper right field. RecGen 53A; SNG France VII 1972; Grand Duc Michaelovic Coll. 1412.TextImage
RecGen 53bTranquillina, AE30 of Trapezos, Pontus. 12.74 g. Dated local yeat 179 = AD 242-243. CAB TΡANKYΛINAC CEB, diademed and draped bust right / TΡAΠEZOYNTIωN around, ET ΠΡ in ex, Dionysos, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. RecGen 53b; Paris 470; Waddington 105; SNG France VII, 1973; Bernhard 35.TextImage
PHILIP I
RecGen 56Philip I, AE29 of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated local Year 181, AD 244-245. 20 g. AY K M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN around, ET AΠΡ in exergue, Mithras on horseback riding right, column surmounted by a raven. RecGen 56 (corr, as Philip II); Vienna 15156; Wojan 143.TextImage
Wojan 142Philip I, AE31 of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated year 181, AD 244-245. 18.74 g. AY K M ΦIΛIΠΠO(N CEB), radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIωN, E AΠΡ, Mithras on horseback riding right, altar to right. Wojan 142; Paris 1972-925; van der Dussen 2703; RecGen -.TextImage
OTACILIA SEVERA
RecGen 55A corrOtacilia Severa, AE30 of Trapezus, Pontus. AD 244-249. Dated local year 181, AD 244-245. M W CEYHΡAN CEB, draped bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN, ET AΠΡ below, Mithras on horseback riding right, tree behind, altar and column surmounted by a raven to right. RecGen 55A corr. (altar overlooked) SNG von Aulock 6788; Wojan 153-154; Boston 69-1085.TextImage
SNG vA 6788Otacilia Severa, AE29 of Trapezus, Pontus. AD 244-249. Dated CY 181 (244-245 AD). M Ω CEYHΡAN CEB, draped bust right / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN, ET AΠΡ in ex, Mithras on horseback riding right, tree behind, altar to right. SNG von Aulock 6788; RecGen 55A (altar omitted); SNG France VII 1975.TextImage
PHILIP II
RecGen 54 corrPhilip II, AE30 of Trapezus, Pontos. AD 244-247. Dated local Year 181. 15.96 g. M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAΡ CEB, radiate head right. / TΡAΠEZOYNT-IΩN ET AΠΡ, veiled and turreted head of Tyche right. RecGen 54 corr (Philip I); Paris 471; Wojan 161.TextImage
Wojan 160Philip II AE 29 of Trapezus, Pontus. Dated local year 181, AD 244-245. 13.65 g. M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAI CEB (with dots as punctuation), laureate and draped bust right. / TΡAΠEZOYNTIΩN ET AΠ-Ρ, veiled, draped and turreted bust of Tyche right. Wojan 160; RecGen 74 var (has KAICAΡ).TextImage
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